Seneca County residents receive discounted site pass now – Sept. 30

Adult Seneca County residents can enjoy some physically distanced fun at the Hayes Presidential Library & Museums with a discounted site pass to tour the home and museum this month.

Seneca County residents will receive a discounted rate of $15 for a site pass, which is a savings of $5 on regular admission, now through Wednesday, Sept. 30. Residents must show identification that includes their Seneca County address.

This promotion coincides with a special display of items from the Leiner Hat and Cap Store in Tiffin. The display is located in the Local History Gallery in the lower level of the museum.

Hayes Presidential has a collection of hats and other items from the historic business, and some of these items are featured in the display. The landmark store was open for 140 years and closed in 1992.

The site pass includes a guided tour of the historic Hayes Home. Seneca County residents who would like to reserve a tour spot in advance at the discounted rate can call 419-332-2081 to do so. Walk-ins also are accepted.

The display and discounted site pass are sponsored by National Machinery Foundation.

The health and safety of its visitors, volunteers and staff have always been of utmost importance to Hayes Presidential. Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, Hayes Presidential has increased cleaning and disinfecting procedures. Staff have implemented additional plans for the safety of visitors, including additional cleaning and disinfecting, a smaller maximum capacity of people, sneeze guards at the front desk and museum store and physical distancing measures.

Staff  clean and disinfect the museum multiple times a day and regularly wipe down counters and high-touch areas between points of sale at the Museum Store. Touchless hand sanitizer stations have been installed throughout the museum and library building.

Visitors are asked to maintain 6 feet of physical distance between their household group and other visitors. Face coverings are required in all facilities, per Gov. Mike DeWine's July 22 order. 

The museum and home tour capacity has been reduced to allow for adequate physical distancing between groups.

Additional safety guidelines may be in place when visitors arrive.

Funding for additional cleaning and disinfecting supplies has been made possible through a grant from the Sandusky County Communities Foundation. Jerri and Chuck Miller of Fremont also have generously donated disposable masks for visitors who need them.

Hayes Presidential is America’s first presidential library and the forerunner of the federal presidential library system. It is partially funded by the state of Ohio and affiliated with the Ohio History Connection. The Hayes Presidential Library & Museums is located at Spiegel Grove at the corner of Hayes and Buckland avenues.

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